Website: Gendered Innovations in Health & Medicine

Dear Whomers,  I would like to draw your attention to the peer-reviewed Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering project.  This project is funded by the European Commission, the NSF, and Stanford University, and has been developed through a series interdisciplinary, collaborative workshops in Europe and the US.

Gendered Innovations employ sex and gender analysis as a resource to create new knowledge. It is a next step in 30 years of sex/gender in science and medicine scholarship. Specifically, the Gendered Innovations project: 1) develops practical methods of sex and gender analysis for scientists, medical researchers, and engineers; 2) provides case studies as concrete illustrations of how sex and gender analysis leads to innovation. We have about 11 case studies posted and are developing about 7 more.

Our health & medicine case studies include: Heart Disease in Women; Osteoporosis Research in Men; and De-Gendering the Knee.  Also of interest are: the Genetics of Sex Determination, Animal Research, and Stem Cells. The engineering case studies are fun.  I suggest Pregnant Crash Test Dummies, HIV Microbicides, or Water.

The website is intended for researchers and also for our students.  You might find it interesting to use in classes.

All  best, Londa

Professor Londa Schiebinger

John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science, Stanford University

Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering

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